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Hot Shooting Propels Central Men to Best Start Since ’78

Posted: Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 at 5:56 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall - information provided by Central College

A day after struggling to hit shots from the floor in a narrow victory over Goucher, the Central College men’s basketball team turned up the offensive heat in Puerto Rico, notching an 87-69 win over Sacred Heart.

The Dutch seemingly couldn’t miss, shooting a season-best 55.7 percent from the floor, including over 52 percent from beyond the three-point arc.  The sizzling offensive performance put five players in double figures for Central, led by Jack Bruns and Chris Lehman, who each scored 15 points.  

The 18-point victory pushes the Central men to 9-1 overall, the team’s fastest start since the 1977-78 season.  The team will enjoy sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a little longer, before returning to Iowa and eventually resuming Iowa Conference play on January 4th at Wartburg College.